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Erectile Dysfunction and Nasal Allergies
Millions of men suffer from nasal allergies. If you’re one of the unfortunate ones, you don’t need reminding that symptoms like nasal congestion, a runny nose, and itchy red eyes can be particularly annoying.
Nasal allergies can have a big impact on your quality of life, not only making it hard to get a good night’s sleep but leading to drowsiness during the day and poor concentration.
Allergies can also affect your sex life. Over 80% of people with Allergic Rhinitis (AR), commonly known as hay fever, find that their allergies affect their sex lives from time to time. This is sometimes due to sleep deprivation and simply being too tired to have sex, or more even more simply that a constant runny nose is just a sexual turn off.
Controlling Allergy Symptoms
If you suffer from nasal allergies, you will be familiar with the steps you need to take to control your symptoms. The first line of defence is to try to limit your exposure to allergy-causing substances and if you are an AR sufferer, try to stay indoors when pollen counts are high and, take steps to reduce the amount of pollen that can get in your eyes.
The Sensual Side of Smell
Pheromones play a big role in triggering the desire for sex and getting an erection. If you can’t properly smell your partner, you may experience trouble becoming sexually stimulated.
To control your allergy symptoms and your sensual smell, you may enjoy relief from over-the-counter and prescription pills, nasal sprays, and eye drops. These may help you overcome AR and Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
Erectile Dysfunction & Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory disease of the upper airway, it affects millions of men and studies have shown that men with this problem and lower airway diseases such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may be associated with an increased risk for erectile dysfunction (ED).
A recent study revealed that there was a significant association between nasal obstruction severity and sexual function and that CRS patients also have lower sexual function scores than healthy control males. You can read about this research here.
Some men resort to surgery to overcome their AR, but if this doesn’t help – or prescription or over-the-counter medicines – and you still suffer from ED, then it’s time to consult us at MansMatters to find out if your ED is caused by other issues than your allergies.
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